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PRO-A and PCB Launch New Certified Recovery Specialist Credential

In September 2008 the PA Recovery Organizations Alliance and the PA Certification Board announced the availability of the new Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential.. The two year effort to develop a unique and distinct certification recognized the efforts and work done by recovering individuals in the community.

The CRS credential identifies three domains or core areas of competence. Within each domain are task, knowledge and skill statements that further define the role of the Certified Recovery Specialist. The three domains are Recovery Management, Education and Advocacy, and Professional Ethics and Responsibility.

The CRS application and other relevant materials are available through the PCB website at and the PRO-A website at Questions regarding the requirements for the CRS including the written exam should be directed to the PCB Office at 717-540-4455 or email at Questions regarding the CRS trainings/Recovery Institute should be directed to the PRO-A Office at 717-545-8929.

** - Free Training Sponsored by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Check with PRO-A office for training locations.

Training documents
- Training Description
- CRS certificate information

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